Welcome to AEMA
We are a non-profit organization formed in 1990 to meet the needs of the accessibility equipment manufacturers, distributors and end users. In 2005 the association modified its vision and its bylaws in order to create an "all industry members association". Any person, firm or corporation with an interest in the private residence elevator and accessibility equipment industry may apply for membership in the association and if approved, become a full voting member with equal input into the activities of the association.
The following excerpt is direct from the bylaws of the association:
Article II - Scope and Definition
AEMA is an association of persons and entities with an interest in the "Private Residence Elevator and Accessibility Equipment" industry.
The term "Private Residence Elevator and Accessibility Equipment. industry includes the design, manufacturing , installation , servicing and maintenance of vertical, inclined and horizontal conveying systems which are used primarily to provide access and/or egress for persons in public and private residence environments, commonly known as platform lifts, stair-lifts, wheelchair lifts, access elevators, private residence elevators, home elevators, stairway chairlifts, limited use/limited application elevators, LULA elevators and similar products. (See Article V-Section 1 for membership qualifications).
Our Vision for Your Future
To grow and develop the accessibility equipment industry by establishing and participating in programs that promote the awareness, understanding and use of accessibility equipment
To encourage accessibility equipment manufacturers to interact collectively with building owners, code writers, regulatory authorities, accessibility contractors, government and others associated with accessibility equipment
To contribute to the development, standardization and proliferation of safety codes and standards that affect the design, installation and use of accessibility equipment
To promote the common business interests of the accessibility and elevator industries
To serve as a forum for the standardization of accessibility equipment design aspects that impact user safety, security and ease of use, including equipment operation, signage and terminology